Monday, March 22, 2010
So, maybe you heard or maybe you haven't. I signed up for a marble show a few months ago. I was so confident I would have a wonderful array of contemporary soft glass marbles for people to choose from. But alas, I did not. I had 15 marbles. Yup, count 'em... 15.
I got discouraged when I dropped a couple and the encasing of opal yellow glass actually cracked off from the clear core inside. All that work down the drain. I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong, I had made several other marbles in the exact same way. :(
So, I procrastinated, then there was a class to prepare for, and then suddenly I had a bead show coming up. So I made beads (more procrastination), then I was on vacation in Hawaii with no access to my torch. We got home, and I had exactly one week left before the show. In my state of panic, I decided to not worry about it. "Go with the flow" if you will. No worries, it is what it is... get my drift?
I managed to crank out 6 more marbles to add to the 8 I already had. So I took my pathetic inventory of marbles and added some "round round" beads and some jewelry to my table display. I didn't stress over it. I had a good time and met some new people. No one said, "hey dumb ass, your marble display is pathetic". In fact quite the opposite, I was complimented by a fantastic marble maker, Travis Weber, for stepping outside my comfort zone. Glassy people rock, thanks for letting me be a part of your world!